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A variety of microphones are available for checkout from the Library Circulation desk including USB mics, headsets with boom mics, digital voice recorders with built-in mics and iTalk Voice Recording accessories for some models of iPods


USB Microphones

Headsets with mics

iTalk Voice Recorders


Amadeus Pro


Amadeus Pro is a powerful multitrack audio editor supporting a variety of formats including MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, Wave and many others. Amadeus Pro runs on Macs.

Software Location

Amadeus Pro is installed in the following labs:

  • Axxin 105
  • Wilson Multimedia Development Lab (LIB220)


Images/Audio/Video Collection

Images, audio, and video files can all be stored in collections by uploading to servers for access through browsers and specific programs. Once uploaded, you can chose to insert these files into a post or content block on your site.

Middlebury College provides server space for audio and video files on MiddMedia. Images such as photos or other files can be stored in MiddFiles.

What you need:

To store a file in MiddMedia, you need a file that is in a format correct format. MiddMedia will accept the following file types:

Voice Recorders


A voice recorder is a device designed to easily record someone speaking and to save that recording for later use.  Digital voice recorders are far more useful than their analog counterparts because the recordings can be transferred to a computer, edited with tools like Audacity and shared individually or as part of a series (podcast).

Share audio on the web

Audio files can be shared on the web much like text and image files.  They simply need to be uploaded to a website.  Platforms like WordPress, Drupal and Segue all have tools that allow you to browse the files on your computer (or on servers you are connected to on your computer) and select files to upload.  Once uploaded, you can chose to insert these files into a post or content block on your site.

If you have many audio files you want to share, be sure to read:

Share series of audio files (i.e. podcast)

Record/edit/format audio

What you need:

To record (or capture) audio you need a microphone attached to hardware that can save the microphone input.  Voice recorders, iPods with recording accessories, laptops, some mobile phones can all be used to record audio.  To edit and format audio you need an audio editing tool such as Audacity.

How did you get here? Student journalists present 15 stories from their peers

Established in the fall of 2008, the Middlebury Fellowship in Narrative Journalism provided three exceptional students the opportunity to explore and apply their journalistic talents. Organizers of the program sought highly motivated and intellectually curious students from a pool of more than 50 applicants who were interested in creating digital portraits of the Middlebury student body. Co-directed by Middlebury College Scholar-in-Residence in English and American Literatures Sue Halpern and Matt Jennings, editor of Middlebury Magazine, the fellowship spanned the academic year and included training in interview techniques, basic photography and sound editing.

Selected fellows were seniors Aylie Baker and Mallory Falk, and sophomore Sarah Harris. They began their project last fall by questioning various peers about their individual journeys to Middlebury by asking the question, “How did you get here?”